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Rocking Horse Ornament


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Design by: Lilygirl (4 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Christmas Baby Shower Birthday Family Home Décor/Accents Vintage Spring Summer Winter Classic House Warming Baby Boy Girl Kids Teen Country Holiday Celebration Baby Décor Party Decorations/Favors Teacher Gifts/Cards Grade School Animals Pets Gifts Kids Crafts Holiday Décor Playful Friends

This sweet little rocking horse is a double-sided ornament that is sure to beauty up your Christmas tree. It's hanger is made with sparkly crystal beads, so no need to pack it away after the holiday season. Find a sunny window to hang it in and enjoy it for months to come. This keepsake would be great anytime gift.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Cardstock
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Glossy Accents
  • Chunky Clear Gitter
  • White Flocking
  • Ocean Blue Fine Glitter
  • Glue Pen
  • Smooch - Silver
  • Crystal Beads
  • Silver Beads
  • Silver Jump Ring
  • Seam Binding/Ribbon
  • Distress Ink
  • Silver Twine
  • Fine Black Marker
  • Xyron Machine
  • Cuttlebug folder with snowfake swirl

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Using the Christmas Solutions cartridge cut the following images in the described colors.* RGB for the Imagine

Horse @ 4.5
Horse @ 4.5 (flip-h) light grey *208 209 211

Horse @ 4.5 (Shadow)
Horse @ 4.5 (Shadow)(flip-h) drk Grey *157 159 162

Horse @ 4.5 (blackout)
Horse @ 4.5 (blackout)(Flip-h) pink *242 143 197

Horse-s @ 4.5 drk grey - use Hide Conture to hide reins
Horse-s @ 4.5 (flip-h) drk grey - use Hide Conture to hide reins * 157 159 162

Horse-s @ 4.5 red - use Hide Conture to hide saddle,tail,mane and forelock
Horse-s @ 4.5 (flip-h) red - use Hide Conture to hide saddle,tail,mane and forelock *175 42 60

Horse-s @ 4.5 dark green - use Hide Conture to hide reins,tail,mane and forelock
Horse-s @ 4.5 (flip-h) dark green - use Hide Conture to hide reins,tail,mane and forelock *93 106 24
Ink edges of all cuts with Grey ink

Assemble the horse shadow and horse shadow (flip-h) dark grey back to back
Fussy-cut horse and horse (flip-h) light grey both from their rockers leaving enough paper on

the bottom of the legs to look like hooves.

Use Cuttlebug and a section of the snowflake folder upside-down to deboss an impression on

the horse's rear.Use silver Smooch to color small dot impressions. Fill snowflake impressions

with glossy accents using a pin. Sprinkle with fine glitter. Set aside to dry
Use Cuttlebug and the Koi fish folder from the Plum Blossom Set to emboss tails manes and

forelocks. Position pieces on folder's swirls so it gives the impression of flowing hair.Run

all pieces through the Xyron and sprinkle with Martha Stewart's chunky clear glitter.Glue

manes, tails and forelocks on horse and horse(flip-h)

Use fine point black pen to color in horse's eyes.

Hold dark grey saddle on top of green saddle and cut on a diagonal through both pieces just

above the stirrup. Repeat with other grey and green saddles. Discard green stirrups and grey

saddles.

Use glossy accents to add shine to red reins and green saddles.Set aside to dry.

Add metallic sheen to stirrups with Smooch silver
Glue horse and horse (flip-h) to each side of dark grey horse shadow leaving the hooves unglued.
Fussy-cut rockers off Horse(blackout) and Horse(blackout)(Flip-h)
Glue pink rockers onto to each side of dark grey horse shadow under hooves.Glue hooves down
on pink rockers.
Run 1/8 Sookwang tape along top of all 4 rockers and cover with white flocking . Pat flocking into adhesive to give the effect of snow.

Glue reins,saddles,and stirrups on to each side of horse.
Tie double bow in seam binding leaving long tails. Tie tails in long loop above bow.

Thread beads on silver twine. Attach jump rings on each end of beaded twine.

Punch small hole on top of saddle on horse, attach jump ring.

Join jump ring on saddle to jump ring on beaded twine.

Attach jump ring on the top of beaded twine to center of bow.

Step 1

Using the Christmas Solutions cartridge cut the following images in the described colors.* RGB for the Imagine

Horse @ 4.5
Horse @ 4.5 (flip-h) light grey *208 209 211

Horse @ 4.5 (Shadow)
Horse @ 4.5 (Shadow)(flip-h) drk Grey *157 159 162

Horse @ 4.5 (blackout)
Horse @ 4.5 (blackout)(Flip-h) pink *242 143 197

Horse-s @ 4.5 drk grey - use Hide Conture to hide reins
Horse-s @ 4.5 (flip-h) drk grey - use Hide Conture to hide reins * 157 159 162

Horse-s @ 4.5 red - use Hide Conture to hide saddle,tail,mane and forelock
Horse-s @ 4.5 (flip-h) red - use Hide Conture to hide saddle,tail,mane and forelock *175 42 60

Horse-s @ 4.5 dark green - use Hide Conture to hide reins,tail,mane and forelock
Horse-s @ 4.5 (flip-h) dark green - use Hide Conture to hide reins,tail,mane and forelock *93 106 24

Step 2

Ink edges of all cuts with Grey ink

Assemble the horse shadow and horse shadow (flip-h) dark grey back to back

Step 3

Fussy-cut horse and horse (flip-h) light grey both from their rockers leaving enough paper on

the bottom of the legs to look like hooves.

Use Cuttlebug and a section of the snowflake folder upside-down to deboss an impression on

the horse's rear.Use silver Smooch to color small dot impressions. Fill snowflake impressions

with glossy accents using a pin. Sprinkle with fine glitter. Set aside to dry

Step 4

Use Cuttlebug and the Koi fish folder from the Plum Blossom Set to emboss tails manes and

forelocks. Position pieces on folder's swirls so it gives the impression of flowing hair.Run

all pieces through the Xyron and sprinkle with Martha Stewart's chunky clear glitter.Glue

manes, tails and forelocks on horse and horse(flip-h)

Use fine point black pen to color in horse's eyes.

Step 5


Hold dark grey saddle on top of green saddle and cut on a diagonal through both pieces just

above the stirrup. Repeat with other grey and green saddles. Discard green stirrups and grey

saddles.

Use glossy accents to add shine to red reins and green saddles.Set aside to dry.

Add metallic sheen to stirrups with Smooch silver

Step 6

Glue horse and horse (flip-h) to each side of dark grey horse shadow leaving the hooves unglued.

Step 7

Fussy-cut rockers off Horse(blackout) and Horse(blackout)(Flip-h)
Glue pink rockers onto to each side of dark grey horse shadow under hooves.Glue hooves down
on pink rockers.
Run 1/8 Sookwang tape along top of all 4 rockers and cover with white flocking . Pat flocking into adhesive to give the effect of snow.

Step 8


Glue reins,saddles,and stirrups on to each side of horse.

Step 9

Tie double bow in seam binding leaving long tails. Tie tails in long loop above bow.

Thread beads on silver twine. Attach jump rings on each end of beaded twine.

Step 10


Punch small hole on top of saddle on horse, attach jump ring.

Join jump ring on saddle to jump ring on beaded twine.

Attach jump ring on the top of beaded twine to center of bow.

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